Benjamin Phillips

Benjamin Phillips

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Vegetable Crop Expertise
Saginaw County Extension Office



***COVID-19 update: I have permission to travel two days a week with a mask, social distancing and handwashing/sanitizing. The permission must be renewed monthly until further notice.***

Home gardeners should call the gardening hotline at 888-MSUE4MI (888-678-3464) or submit a question to Ask an Expert. There are also gardener resources here: and an online class here:

I work with commercial field and greenhouse vegetable growers who target the fresh, wholesale and processing markets in the Bay and Thumb areas of Michigan. My duties entail crop scouting, pest identification, crop management and food safety consultation, resource development, educational programming and facilitation of research projects with MSU’s main faculty researchers and grower collaborators. 

Important Enviroweather stations in my region.